5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2011 7:14 PM by deggie
andylaandy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I deleted a video by mistake. If I can make Iphone 4 show up as a disc is there a way to recover the video?

macbook pro 15in, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    The iPhone does not support disk mode as with most iPods, so it won't show up as a connected external drive and even if disk mode was supported, I'm not sure if there is data recovery software available that is compatible with the iPhone.
  • jofro14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why would Apple do that? I found a couple recovery packages that work with other iPhones, but now it makes sense why it wouldn't locate it. So frustrating, and another reason why I am going to a Driod when my contract at work is due.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,980 points)

    jofro14 wrote:

     

    So frustrating, and another reason why I am going to a Driod when my contract at work is due.

    Why wait... the contract is for service, no the device.

    If you're that frustrated/un-happy with the iPhone... get something else.

     

    Now if you could stop whining for a minute... do you sync the device with your computer regularly as it is intended?  If so, simply restore the device to a backup created after the video was made but before it was deleted.  The video will "magically" re-appear.

     

    Then, copy the video off the device to the computer as it is intended.

  • jofro14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to wait because my boss told me I have to wait another five months or they will get charged extra.

     

    And I'm not whining, just wondering why they took away the ability to view it as a disk. It was a new phone, was not synched yet, and I wasn't aware my wife took some videos of my kids before I restored it from her previous phone's backup.

     

    I see that you are an Apple Operating Thetan Level 4 and understand your impatience in dealing with someone so low as I. I completely deserved the condescending tone in your reply and humbly ask for your forgiveness.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (49,930 points)

    No iPhone has ever had accessible disk management. Because of the nature of the OS when you erase most things they are gone and irretrievable by most available means. This also applies to Android and Windows Mobile. What recovery software were you looking at?

     

    Even if such software could work the Restore you did wiped everything from the iPhone, no different than reformatting a hard drive and then expecting recovery software to work.